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State CoaCoat of arms of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (great).svg
Image PhotoSchloss Schwerin 070506.jpg
Image CaptionSchwerin Castle, seat of the state parliament
FlagFlag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.svg
Flag2Flag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (state).svg
Largest CityRostock
Pop Date2009-11-1
GDP Year2005
GDP Percent1.4
LeaderErwin Sellering
Leader PartySPD
Ruling Party1SPD
Ruling Party2CDU
Kfzformerly: MP (1945 1947), SM (1948 1953)
Iso RegionDE-MV
DateSeptember 2010

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern -deˈmeːklənbʊʁk ˈfɔʁpɔmɐn (also known as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in English) is a federal state in northern Germany. The capital city is Schwerin. The state was formed through the merger of the historic regions of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern after World War II, dissolved in 1952 and recreated prior to the German reunification in 1990.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the sixth largest German state by territory, and the least densely populated one. The coastline of the Baltic Sea, including islands such as Rügen and Usedom, as well as the Mecklenburg Lake District are characterised by many holiday resorts and pristine nature, making Mecklenburg-Vorpommern one of Germany's leading tourist destinations. Three of Germany's fourteen national parks are in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in addition to several hundred nature conservation areas. The University of Rostock (est. 1419) and the University of Greifswald (est. 1456) are amongst the oldest in Europe.

Major cities include Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Stralsund, Greifswald and Wismar. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was the site of the 33rd G8 summit in 2007.

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